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If you’ll forgive just one crystal pun, I’ll tell you about how the seed for this series started last May when I posted a comic about beards in science. While doing the research, I began to hear rumors or strange practices and seemingly occult practices within the field of x-ray crystallography.

Well, that might be stretching it, but the idea for this series did start kicking around my head after reading about a trick crystallographers use to obtain ideal samples. Veronica admits that it’s much easier for her to obtain a good crystal compared to her organic counterparts.

You can learn more about Veronica’s work in her comic book, Atomic Size Matters!

More from this series:

David C. Briggs

Helen Maynard-Casely

Beard Science

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